the new home of one of the oldest Western railfan
sites on the web.
Begun as a tribute to the Denver & Rio Grande Western, the site has expanded to include many other railroads in the states surrounding the Four Corners.
Browse the links to explore the extensive collection of photographs, topical articles, and information.
After a long hiatus, it's time to show some love to the Union Pacific section! (Truth is, I simply haven't been near any UP tracks in a couple years.) A roundabout road trip through the southwest netted a stack of ATSF, BN, BNSF, and UP photos. All of these sections have received numerous additions-- check them out at your convenience.
VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE: I am offering DVDs tailor-made for the discriminating Railfan. These 1-hour collections contain selected clips from my personal rail videos. DVDs currently available are:
Introductory prices are $10 each, including shipping within the US (overseas add additional cost of mailing).
Spoiler Alert: I have acquired a better video-capture system and am working on creating better versions of these videos.
To order, send an e-mail to GRIFFINJ at ACTIONROAD dot NET and we will work out the details. I accept Paypal, checks or money orders.
Disclaimers: Yes, there is background noise in some scenes (voices), but I've worked to avoid distractions whenever possible. Many scenes are hand-held, but some are tripod-mounted roll-bys. Disk menus are not elegant. Some scene transitions are choppy. But I truly believe you will enjoy these videos nonetheless. And did I mention the cheap price?
I have written a book covering the entire history of the Rio Grande,
published by Motorbooks Press. To date this is the only
cradle-to-grave account in print of the D&RGW. Beautifully illustrated
with 150 photographs, full of easy-to-follow historical information, it is a
must-have for any student or fan of the Rio Grande.
Also available as an e-book from motorbooks.com